The Detroit Archdiocese has officially released streamlining plans reduce the number of parishes, in order to accommodate what its leaders call “demographic changes.”
This second phase of the “Together in Faith” plan is years in the making.
Over the next four years, Archdiocese will close, merge, or cluster dozens of its 267 current parishes over the next four years.
· 2 parishes will close.
· 8 parishes will merge into 4 by the end of 2012.
· 30 parishes will merge into 14 by 2016.